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Indian Institute of Technology, Ropar (IIT Ropar) is one of the new IITs set up by the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India. The foundation stone of the Institute was laid on 24th February 2009. The Institute is currently operating from a transit campus, occupied earlier by the Government Polytechnic for Women. The two areas of focus enables students to gain exposure to recent trends in their chosen domains of study and practical experience through a wide variety of activities that the institute facilitates in its own campus and arranges for in collaboration with industry and other institutes. The Government of Punjab has allotted 501 acres of land on the banks of the river Satluj to IIT Ropar. When completed, the campus will be a self-contained township catering to all the needs of faculty, staff and students. At the transit campus, arrangements have been made for classes, laboratories, hostels and faculty accommodation. The institute will shift to the new campus in the coming semester. At present, the institute offers a 4 year program leading to the Bachelor of Technology (B. Tech.) degree in four disciplines, viz., Computer Science and Engineering (60 intake), Electrical Engineering (60 intake), Mechanical Engineering (70 intake), Civil Engineering (35 intake) and a 5 year program leading to the dual degree (B. Tech. + M. Tech.) in Mechanical Engineering (10 intake). The Institute has started new B Tech program in Chemical Engineering with intake of 25 from the academic year 2017-18. Please refer to this link (LINK TO JOSAA IIT ROPAR) if you want more information about IIT Ropar.
Institute Student Mentor Program, (ISMP) is a student initiative, run by IIT Ropar, to make sure that the transition of freshmen into IITians is smooth and concurrently facitilate the growth of individials so that they can make informed decision when faced with decisions at IIT Ropar and further in their life. Every freshman joining IIT Ropar is assigned a mentor who will be a friendly guide for the fresher's at IIT Ropar and will help them analyze various options at different stages of IIT life. Mentors are second, third and fourth-year students at IIT Ropar who aid the induction of freshmen and their development process through the academic year. Mentoring is not only about the transfer of knowledge from a more experienced to a less experienced person through learning and dialogue, but also about being a good friend with whom a mentee may share all his hesitations and apprehensions. The mentors can be approached at any time of the day either by personally meeting them or by virtual means. Also every mentor maintains a group in Whatsapp or Facebook to ensure that maximum interaction is possible with little hesitation. Mentors will guide all the mentees throughout the year and it is where the latter get to learn a lot and become mentors in the forthcoming years
Dear Students, Congratulations on joining the IIT Ropar family. On behalf of the Institute, I welcome you all to IIT Ropar, a place where we celebrate youth and excellence and attempt to transform young persons into adults with a sense of social responsibility, human values and concern for environment. We not only strive to train the students to become excellent scientists, technologists, thinkers and leaders of the society, but also help them mould themselves into better human beings. To start with, a 4-year B.Tech programme is offered in four branches, viz., Computer Science and Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Civil engineering with a strength of 40, 40 ,40 & 25 students respectively. This year institute decided to add one more branch, Chemical Engineering, under B.Tech programme. The curriculum, course structure and syllabus for the first year courses are similar to (but may not be identical to) that in IIT Delhi. We hope that you would use this opportunity to realize your full potential and bring out the best in you. We are sure that the excellent academic environment and the opportunity to participate in co-curricular activities will also help you in developing your personality and in your all-round development. I believe that your education in IIT Ropar will be a fulfilling experience. There would be of course times when you might feel lonely and stressed, especially during the initial phase of your stay here. During these times, I will strongly suggest that you should not hesitate in seeking help from your student mentor, faculty advisor or the Institute Counselor. We will make a genuine attempt in assisting you during the time of your trials and tribulations. We have also set up a special Help Desk for IIT Ropar to help you resolve your problems, through the voluntary efforts of some of our faculty and staff members. You can approach this help desk at any time during your stay at the IIT Ropar campus to address any of your concerns regarding either academic matters or life in the campus. In case of special needs, you are also welcome to seek the help of the Dean of Student Affairs or the Dean of Academic and Research. I sincerely hope that your academic pursuit in IIT Ropar will be fruitful and enjoyable in every aspect and the experiences you gain here and the moments you spend here will be cherished by you all your life. Wishing you the very best, (Sarit K. Das)
It is a general board, which supervises all different kind of student activities. This board is governed by 'General Secretary' who is elected by voting among students every year. Under this board comes four sub-boards,

1. BOCA(Board of Cultural Activities)
2. BOSA(Board of Sports Activities)
3. BOST(Board of Science&Technology)
4. BOHA(Board of Hostel activities)

BOCA(Board of Cultural Activities)
As the name itself tells the purpose for creating this board. BOCA controls and supports all kind of cultural activities happening in the campus.Under this comes two things, 'SPIC MACAY' and 'Cultural Secretary'.

SPIC MACAY stands for 'Society for Promotion of Indian Classical Music and Culture Among Youth'. From last two years, students at IIT Ropar are organising cultural activities in collaboration with SPIC MACAY, and will be further continuing this.

Cultural Secretary is the person who governs different cultural activities in clubs at IIT Ropar. It is elected the same way as that of General Secretary.

Different cultural clubs at IIT Ropar:-

Music club:- Music club welcomes everyone who has interest in music and gives him/her an opportunity to show up his talent in music. Not only professionals, even beginners are also welcome so that they can come and learn music. Also, a special room is provided for all kinds music stuff.

Arturo:- Wherever IIT Ropar goes, Arturo goes with it. It is the one and only photography club of IIT Ropar. Captures every moment, and every event happing at the campus or outside.

Dance club:- Who doesn't love to dance. Come, learn and participate in different dance events at the college and at other places wherever IIT Ropar goes. Also a good quality dance room is made for students having interest in dance.

Dramatics club:- Everyone likes movies, but movies started from drama, and to enhance this culture, dramatics club help students. Come here not only for drama, if you have a good mind in literature writing, help in writing scripts for play and dialogues.

Fine Arts club:- There are many small talents hidden inside us like painting, making some good out of trash, etc. Fine arts club does the same. This club organises events like face painting, blind painting, rangoli competition, etc.

Literary club:- Belletrist is The Literature club of IIT Ropar. Its a platform for those who want to show their literary talent !!! Poems, Articles, shayari etc.. anything..identify the writer within yourself.. and let your pen be your voice.

Movie club:- Asli maja sab ke sath aata hai. Entertainment is necessary in life, and many times we see movies to entertain us. Movie club time to time shows movies and other stuff like cricket matches to refresh our mind.

Chess club:- Who doesn't like to play chess. If you think you can't be beaten by anyone in chess, then come here and compete with different brilliant minds from all over the India and show up yourself.

Among different cultural activities and events, every college has its own fest, as does IIT Ropar. ZEITGEIST, the annual cultural fest of IIT Ropar. Every year, students of IIT Ropar organises Zeitgeist with lots of different kinds of cultural events, amazing star nights and DJ nights. You are gonna remorse if you miss it. It is one of the biggest stages that IIT Ropar provides you to come up and show your real talent. Come on the stage, compete with students of different colleges and show them what you are capable of. Come, sing dance and have fun with your friends. Watch bollywood stars and amazing bands perform live, and many more great things.

BOSA(Board of Sports Activities)
Sports and games are a part of our life. We all play one or other sport. BOSA takes care of ground, whether they are well maintained or not, provides different types of equipment, and help students to enhance their skills. BOSA provides coach for every sport and keeps an eye on them. Students have freedom that they can play any sport at any time. Each and every ground is equipped with flood lights so that students can play even at night.

Like other boards, this also has a secretory which governs the board.

Different sports at IIT Ropar:- 1. Cricket
2. Football
3. Basket ball
4. Table tennis
5. Lawn tennis
6. Volleyball
7. Badminton

Other then this, IIT Ropar has its own gym, and a gymnasium club which organises events regularly and helps students maintain their fitness.

BOST(Board of Science&Technology)

IITs are known for their expertness in science and technology. People choose IITs over other institutes so that they could grasp the expertise of IITs and use that to develop things to make a better world.We at IIT Ropar, promotes the understanding that progress has been happening in scientific and technological fields for years, not only just by our classroom work but also by providing different clubs and societies and by organising different events which inspires curiosity of students and develop an attitude of discovery. S&T secy handles this board.
We also have a CFI(Centre For Innovation) where students can work on their ideas with the help of other seniors and faculties.
Different S&T clubs at IIT Ropar:-

Coding club:- A club especially for computer science students, but it welcomes all students to join, learn to code, enhance your skills in different types of coding and make use of it to take part in different competitions in coding at different levels and prove your skills.

Monochrome:- After adding some effects to videos, they look amazing. Here, learn photoshop, video editing, and other stuffs related to videos.

Enigma(Quiz Club):- Organises different kind of quizzes at the campus.

Zenith:- At night, when we see the sky, it looks amazing due to the moon and the stars. Zenith is the astronomy club of IIT Ropar which helps you to look beyond these.

Robotics club:- In modern world, everything is becoming automated, controlled by robots. Join this club if you desire to make a bot by yourself.

Other than these clubs and activities, IIT Ropar had the 1st edition of its annual technical Advitiya, this year. Advitiya 17’ has set the scientific spirits soaring and technological temper ablaze. The events, workshops and talks organised at Advitiya are strategically aligned with the present day needs and offers a takeaway of fun and knowledge.

BOHA(Board of Hostel Activities)

IITs have a culture that every UG student must reside inside the campus only and to fulfil that, every IIT has hostels for students. For keeping an eye on these hostel and their maintenance, a secretory is chosen so that no student faces any problem during his residence. Under hostel secretory, there are hostel representatives for each hostel who time to time check out his hostel and help to maintain the good condition of hostel.
Other than all this, every year, there are competitions among hostel like on different festivals to decorate hostels
The institute, apart from establishing a robust teaching environment, is keen to facilitate and support cutting-edge research in variety of areas. This aspect, we believe, will enable the students to acquaint themselves with latest developments in their respective areas of study and peruse their own research interests. This would also result in a constant revision of courses that are being taught. The institute encourages its faculty members to initiate research work and provides an initiation grant and also the basic facilities for its sustenance. It also encourages faculty members to establish collaborative research ventures with other research labs and industry. In this regard, the institute is keen to establish the Central Research Facility. The institute has already started its PhD Programme, so that the research environment is further augmented, expanded, and made even more vibrant.

Breaking the stereotype of IT companies hiring most IIT students, IIT-Ropar students got most of the job offers from auto giants Mahindra & Mahindra, Tata Motors, SML Isuzu, and construction company Larsen and Turbo. “I am happy that the institute has broken all previous placement records, but what pleases ne more is the fact that most of the placements have been made in core engineering companies. We have seen a 20% rise in such companies hiring our students,” said IIT-Ropar director Professor Sarit Kumar Das. IIt-Ropar registrar Sanjay Bhatnagar said 42 companies came to the campus for recruitments, including public sector undertakings (PSUs) like Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) and Bharat Dynamics. “One of the students has even secured an international placement,” he said. IIT-Ropar head of training and placement Ravi Mohan Parsad said the placement season also saw an increase in the number of students opting for the option. “Companies like Infosys, Amazon, Arista Networks, Saavn, Timetooth Technologies, and Vehant Technologies recruited our students. Along with them, a large number of first time recruiters like Deloitte, Takshashila Consulting, DEShaw, Directl, BookMyShow, Tesco, Smartpix, Chegg India also took part in this year’s placements, Dr Ravi Mohan Parsad. International companies like Works Applications and Tonichi Insatsu also took part in the annual placement,” he said.

Placement Statistics For The Last Three Annual Years-

B-Tech Placements 2016-17

Computer Science Electrical Engineering Mechanical Engineering Overall
No of Students Registered 32 34 29 95
No of Placed Students 29 27 23 79
Placement Percentage 90.63% 79.41% 79.31% 83.16%
Average Package Offered (Lakhs/Annum) 11.48 (OVERALL)

B-Tech Placements 2015-16

Computer Science Electrical Engineering Mechanical Engineering Overall
No of Students Registered 34 30 24 88
No of Placed Students 31 21 19 71
Placement Percentage 91.18% 70.00% 79.17% 80.68%
Average Package Offered (Lakhs/Annum) 12.13 (OVERALL)

B-Tech Placements 2014-15

Computer Science Electrical Engineering Mechanical Engineering Overall
No of Students Registered 33 32 33 98
No of Placed Students 31 21 21 73
Placement Percentage 93.94% 65.63% 63.64% 74.49%
Average Package Offered (Lakhs/Annum) 10.49 (OVERALL)

A few of the major recruiters who have recruited from IIT Ropar over the last few years are

Core - CSE Companies

1.   Tonichi Instastu Co. Ltd,
2.  Amazon
3.  Arista Networks
4.  Directi
5.  DE Shaw
6.  Book My Show
7.  TESCO India
8.  Chegg India
9.  Yodlee

Core - ME Companies

1.  Tata Motors
2.  SML Isuzu
3.  Indian Navy
4.  Bharat Dynamics Limited
5.  Indian Space Research Organisation
6.  Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited
7.  Mahindra & Mahindra

Core - EE Companies

1.  Mahindra & Mahindra
2.  Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited
3.  Indian Space Research Organisation
4.  L & T Construction
5.  Indian Navy

For more details visit IIT Ropar TnP Cell